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[Fic] "Two Guys and a Girl," Part 8

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Apr. 5th, 2007 | 06:04 pm
location: public library
mood: okayokay
posted by: edenfalling in mercverse

This story is set about ten years before main Mercverse canon, insofar as this AU can be said to have any canon. :-) So. "Two Guys and a Girl," in which I bend, staple, and otherwise mutilate normal game canon involving trips to Nibelheim, because seriously, what's the point of crack AUs if you can't play around like this?

( two Guys and a Girl, Part 8 )

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Continue to Part 9

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You know, that wasn't quite how I thought that meeting/conversation would go, but once I got past the initial 200-500 words, the scene more or less wrote itself. And it does give me a lot of interesting stuff to play around with in chapter 9, so I think, all in all, it worked out.

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Comments {17}

All's Fair in Love and War...

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from: artimusdin
date: Apr. 5th, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC)
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*toddler fists* Oh. Oh. This... this is lovely. *_* Poor Cloud. Poor mama!Strife. *wibbles*

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Elizabeth Culmer, only a *little* bit crazy...

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from: edenfalling
date: Apr. 5th, 2007 10:41 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!

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Sofia

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from: chofi
date: Apr. 5th, 2007 10:24 pm (UTC)
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"He doesn't need me anymore. He hasn't searched for me the way I longed for him. He's alive; he's moved on. There's no point in teasing him with false reunions."

...damn it, subbornness is a family trait.

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Elizabeth Culmer, only a *little* bit crazy...

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from: edenfalling
date: Apr. 5th, 2007 10:41 pm (UTC)
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Yes, yes it is. Even (or perhaps especially) misdirected stubbornness.

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Teresa

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from: terrible_t
date: Apr. 5th, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
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Well, shit. ~wipes eyes~

The saddest thing is? He had the chance to finally remember his mother's face and she left before he could. Dammit. ~wipes eyes again~

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Elizabeth Culmer, only a *little* bit crazy...

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from: edenfalling
date: Apr. 5th, 2007 10:43 pm (UTC)
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Yeah. But then, Tifa had no way of knowing how much that would mean to Cloud, because it's not something he talks about, so she couldn't tell that to Lady Shinra.

There's really no need for outside evils to create tragedies; we can twist the knives all by ourselves.

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Icedark_elf

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from: icedark_elf
date: Apr. 6th, 2007 01:58 am (UTC)
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Ooooh. Poor, poor things. Poor mamaStrife.

I am so happy to see this on my flist. It made me dance with glee.

And Cloud and his sword.

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Elizabeth Culmer, only a *little* bit crazy...

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from: edenfalling
date: Apr. 6th, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC)
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It occurred to me that Cloud must have developed some violent reflexes over the centuries, and just because he comes back to life doesn't mean he enjoys dying. So having a weapon to hand, especially when sleeping in the Nibel mountains with an open window, seems like a good idea. :-)

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Raven

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from: yuenoclow
date: Apr. 6th, 2007 03:33 am (UTC)
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Oooo, poor Cloud! He could have seen his mom, but she *left*... and... ugh. That's really sad. Wahhh...

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Elizabeth Culmer, only a *little* bit crazy...

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from: edenfalling
date: Apr. 6th, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
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Yeah. *thwaps Cloud and his mother for being emotionally reserved idiots, both of them*

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Skeren Dreamera

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from: forgottenlover
date: Apr. 6th, 2007 07:25 am (UTC)
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Oh Cloud. Now we know where you inherited that miguided sense of 'doh!' from. ::pets them both::

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Elizabeth Culmer, only a *little* bit crazy...

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from: edenfalling
date: Apr. 6th, 2007 02:35 pm (UTC)
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That 'oh, people can't possibly care about me that much' thing? Yeah.

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Skeren Dreamera

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from: forgottenlover
date: Apr. 6th, 2007 02:48 pm (UTC)
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Indeed. Head. Meet desk. Repeat until you achieve nirvana.

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MadamHydra

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from: madamhydra
date: Apr. 9th, 2007 06:19 pm (UTC)
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Niice! And deliciously bittersweet. ^_^

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Elizabeth Culmer, only a *little* bit crazy...

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from: edenfalling
date: Apr. 9th, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!

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anime_monster

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from: anime_monster
date: Jun. 6th, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
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This is really good, I'd like to read more of it.

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Elizabeth Culmer, only a *little* bit crazy...

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from: edenfalling
date: Jun. 7th, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I'm working on chapter 9.

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